During a recent
critique group meeting, several of us gathered early to congratulate a
member's newly-published novel. One member, an
older gentleman, examined the book and congratulated the author.
everyone has something published except me,” he said, passing the book to the
next member. “Makes me feel like a third wheel on a couples date.” He smiled,
but I could hear the longing in his voice. I thought of my early days of
writing when I desperately wanted to say I was an author.
suggested he try short stories. He thought about it and asked for submission
suggestions. And that presented a problem.
Good idea. Some writers associations publish a yearly anthology, but they only
accept submissions from their members.
to be great avenues for writers, but today, with only a few accepting fiction,
the opportunity is greatly reduced. Many writers clubs across the county have
their own eMagazines, but again, they accept submissions only from their
members. And they’re funded by dues.
i establish an avenue where writers could submit their
stories and articles? An eMagazine open to writers across the country? I
wasn’t wealthy, so how could I fund the magazine? A business loan could
dictate operational approval, but I wanted the freedom to accept
stories I, and the other members of the team, felt readers would enjoy.
The discussion about possibilities continued. One member mentioned the contest he’d recently
entered, and excused the high submission fee as a possibility for his fiction
to be read. A submission fee! Of course! I could use my own funds to begin the
process, and ask for a low submission fee from the writers for operational
idea, so I went to work. What to name the magazine? Before I learned to
read, my grandfather told stories about his native France, of brave
their way to victory through conflict and struggles. Wasn’t that what I
And didn’t every writer who sent a story to be considered with any
struggle with agonizing inner conflict?
I filed papers and began work on THE
KNIGHT WRITERS MAGAZINE.
Now I’m proud to
announce the magazine is open to submissions, and those interested can view the
guidelines on the SUBMISSION page. We’ve already accepted a story for
publication, and we’re so excited!
So download the
guidelines and polish your stories, pay the low submission fee, and send your
submissions. We’re ready and eager to read them.
Editor in Chief
"Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself." Rod Serling